By PATRICK SLACK
Senior Matt Silbernick shut out visiting West Central Area on three hits to help Royalton gain a doubleheader split, Tuesday.
Silbernick also fanned six batters as Royalton took the opening game 5-0.
Helping Silbernick at the plate were sophomore Brady Moulzolf, who went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, as well as sophomore Jordon Smieja, who doubled and knocked in two runs.
West Central Area bounced back to take the finale 5-1, with Royalton’s lone run coming on a Silbernick homer.
Eighth-grader Nathan Psyck struck out four in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Royalton 5, West Central Area 0
Royalton—Brady Moulzolf: 2-3, 2B, 2-R, RBI; Jordon Smieja: 1-2, 2B, 2-RBI; Brad Woidyla: 1-2; Michael Petron: 1-3, SAC; Lucas Snyder: 1-3; WP-Matt Silbernick: 7-IP, 3-H, 0-R, 6-K.
West Central Area 5, Royalton 1
Royalton—Matt Silbernick: 1-2, HR, R, RBI; Lucas Snyder: 1-2, 2B; Nathan Pysck: 1 2/3-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 4-K.